"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s phones have been ringing off the hook — literally — since he questioned the link between human activity and climate change."
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- Source: Wash Post, 03/13/2017
"Forecasters put the U.S. East Coast from New York City to Boston on a blizzard watch starting as early as Monday night, with authorities warning residents to prepare for the possibility of widespread power outages, road closures and flight disruptions."Source: Reuters, 03/13/2017
"When Georgia repealed its generous $5,000 tax credit on electric vehicles in July 2015, and instead slapped a $200 registration fee on electric cars, sales quickly tumbled."Source: NY Times, 03/13/2017
"SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives — There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What's left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in what has fast become a full-blown ecological catastrophe."Source: AP, 03/13/2017
"The world is getting warmer every year, thanks to climate change — but where exactly most of that heat is going may be a surprise."Source: Washington Post, 03/13/2017
"The watchdog group Public Citizen is considering bringing litigation against the Trump administration over so-called 'ghost rules,' or proposals that were withdrawn from the rulemaking process without explanation."Source: Greenwire, 03/13/2017
"Democrats say they fear GOP lawmakers will gut the National Science Foundation's climate change research using new legislation passed into law this year."Source: ClimateWire, 03/13/2017
"Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo fired back yesterday when U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt dismissed the link between carbon dioxide and global warming."Source: E&E Daily, 03/13/2017
"Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction."Source: Reuters, 03/13/2017
"As President Trump promises major investment in infrastructure, people across the country are hoping that includes spending on water pipes for drinking."Source: NPR, 03/13/2017
"Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Thursday that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with the established scientific consensus on climate change."Source: NY Times, 03/10/2017
"The nation's roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in pretty bad shape, according to the civil engineers who plan and design such infrastructure."Source: NPR, 03/10/2017
"Volkswagen AG is set to plead guilty on Friday to three felony counts in the Justice Department's diesel emissions investigation, as the German automaker seeks to move past its cheating scandal."
"New U.S. solar installations nearly doubled last year, but slowing demand for both residential and large-scale systems, falling panel prices and concerns about looming federal tax reform are still dampening investor appetite for the sector."
"Fast-moving wildfires that burned through nearly 2 million acres (809,380 hectares) of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas this week have devastated ranches and left thousands of cattle and other livestock dead, officials said on Thursday."